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Title:Hyperbilirubinemia: Recognition, Care and Management of Term and Near-Term Infants ‹Click on the title to begin.

Target Audience: Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physicians


The purpose/goal of this educational activity is to prepare the nurse in the recognition, care and management of hyperbilirubinemia and suggest patient teaching strategies for the family.


Upon completion of this self-instructional module, the participant will be able to:

1. List the key physiological factors associated with bilirubin production, metabolism, transport and excretion.

2. Describe treatment strategies used in the care and management of infants with hyperbilirubinemia.

3. Describe key nursing interventions to provide optimal family education and promote appropriate follow-up.


Mary S. Sullivan, RNC, M.Ed is an Education Specialist at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Mary received her BS and M. Ed from University of Detroit Mercy and an Education Specialist Certificate from Wayne State University. Her clinical interest is neonatal intensive care nursing.

Michelle Tornopilsky, RN, MSN is a clinical educational specialist at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She received her BSN and MSN from Oakland University. She has worked as a clinical instructor for acute family care at Oakland University and Monroe Community College.

Phyllis M. Staniec, BSN, RN, CPN is a Nurse Educator at St. John Hospital overseeing IVT, Pediatric Unit, PICU, and Pediatric Ambulatory Surgical Unit. She received her BSN from Northern Michigan University and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse.

Accreditation Information:1.0 Contact Hour

This educational activity has been provided by the University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing, which is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Michigan Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Funded By: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The FIPSE Learning Anywhere Anytime Program
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